Frederick Judd Waugh

American, 1861 - 1940
Frederick Judd Waugh was a marine painter and illustrator born in Bordentown, New Jersey in 1861. He studied with his father, portrait painter Samuel Bell Waugh (1814-1885); at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Thomas Eakins and at the Academie Julian in Paris with Boulanger and T. Robert-Fleury (1888-1889). While sailing home from Paris across the Atlantic, Waugh became inspired to become a marine painter. Soon he depicted the New England Coast and painted in Provincetown (MA) and on Monhegan Island (ME). He was a member of the Royal Academy, Bristol, England; Associate (1909) and Academician (1922) of the National Academy of Design; Salmagundi Club; Lotos Club; National Arts Club; fellow, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art; Boston Art Club; Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; Washington Art Club; North Shore Art Association (1924) and American Federation of Art Awards include medals at the National Academy (1910, 1929, 1935); Buenos Aires Exposition (1919, gold); Boston Art Club; Art Institute of Chicago (1912); Conn. Academy of F.A. (1915); Pan-Pacific Exposition (1915); Philadelphia Art Club (1924, gold); Carnegie Institute; and Buck Hill Falls Art Association (1935). Waugh is best known for his ocean views that depict active waves crashing against jagged rocks along the New England coast. His views of the Monhegan shoreline show long distance views of the entire coast or close up views of only waves and rocks with little sky and no shoreline. Because he was an expert at painting the ocean he wrote and illustrated Painting by the Sea and Seascape Painting, Step by Step and Landscape Painting with a Knife. He also wrote The Clan of the Munes and illustrated for the London Graphic and the London Daily Mail early in his career. Waugh exhibited extensively in the Paris Salons prior to exhibiting throughout the United States. By the time he died in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1940 he was a recognized worldwide for his sumptuous ocean and shoreline vistas in oil. Museums: Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Art Institute of Chicago, IL. National Gallery of Art, Wash., D.C. Brooklyn Institute Museum, NY Terra Museum of Art, Chicago Montclair Art Museum, Canada Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England Durban Art Gallery, South Africa Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Austin Museum of Art, Texas St. Louis Museum Art, Mo Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Pa Currier Gallery, Manchester, NH Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Hyde Park, NY Biography courtesy of Roughton Galleries,
Known for his spirited images of crashing surf upon rocky coastlines, Waugh emerged as a major seascape painter at the turn of the nineteenth century. After studying under Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Design, he won notice with prizes from the National Academy of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a gold medal from the Philadelphia Art Club. He was named an Academician at the National Gallery of Design and was admitted into the Royal Academy in Bristol, England, the National Arts Club, and the Boston Art Club. His paintings can now be seen at The White House, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Biography courtesy of Questroyal Fine Art, LLC,
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